Early recognition is a key step in initiating early management of an emergency.
In all emergency situations, the rescuer should:
- Quickly assess the situation
- Check for danger (assess and manage risks to the rescuer and others. This may mean moving the person in need)
- Send for help (call an ambulance)
- Follow DRSABCD.
Where more than one person requires attention,
THE CARE OF AN UNCONSCIOUS PERSON TAKES PRIORITY.
THE CARE OF AN UNCONSCIOUS PERSON HAS PRIORITY.